Really excellent recommendations from others so far
I've been trying to use a little bit of study to nourish a lot of practice in relation.
If you have an analytical, idea-hungry mind like I do, it can be easy for reading to supplant the real work of handling your situation.
A lot of Buddhist teachings are like knowing someone's name versus knowing them in person.
Don't bother memorizing lists of names if you won't know who's who when you meet them.
Study is however excellent to help inform your Right View: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dham ... index.html
I've noticed two things over time.
First, there are teachings that don't make sense at the time or seem totally irrelevant.
These the Buddha recommends we "set aside" for now, not striving too hard, battling, struggling to make ourselves understand.
That's another form of not practicing. It gives rise to doubt, even as our practice is still too small to doubt wisely.
Second, it's easy for intriguing ideas to become fodder for speculation and opinion.
On the internet, people comb over details of rebirth or, on Mahayana forums, the details of Buddha-nature or qualities of deities.
I'll be a little cruel here and say almost none of these well-intentioned people have any direct experience of what they're talking about.
Does what you read seem to drive at a cause of your suffering, describe it, and offer a means to address it? Do you then apply the medicine to your illness?
Liberation from suffering is the goal, not complex new theorems.
But gosh I sure do love me some fascinating theorems sometimes
That's been my main compass while wandering among the 84,000 dharma gates.